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‘Cake Off’ is a new musical about competitive baking

It’s running from now until Sept. 10 at Bucks County Playhouse.

There’s a new musical in town, and aside from appealing to theater aficionados, it appeals to baking fans, too. “Cake Off” follows the journey of Paul, a single dad with a passion for baking who enters into the 50th Annual Millberry Cake Off. The stakes are high in this fictional competition — the winner snares $1 million prize. Baking veteran Rita proves to be a fierce opponent, however, and an obstacle in his ascent to sugary success.

After the performance, Alex Fraser, producing director at the Bucks County Playhouse, hosted a Talk Back session with the show’s writers, cast and a special guest — Christina Verrelli of Devon, Pennsylvania, the 2012 winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off contest. Verrelli won the $1 million for her pumpkin ravioli with salted caramel whipped cream.

If you’re interested in seeing the show, visitbuckscountryplayhouse.orgor call (215) 862-2121 for tickets. It stars former "American Idol" contestant Justin Guarini alongside Aidan Lawrence, Euon Morton and Michele Ragusa.

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